literally nothing in the world more powerful than having a firstname.lastname@example.org email address
@lynnesbian as someone who went from myname(including middle name initials)@gmail.com to email@example.com, I can confirm.
Not even firstname.lastname@example.org? 🤔😝
To be cynical:
1.) most of my friends and family are on GMail, etc... so Google still reads all my email.
2) After jumping through hoops to stop getting my address auto-blocked, it still goes to spam folders unless people explicitly add me to their contacts list.
I don't regret doing it, but I'm at a loss to convince everyone I love to do the same.
@mike i actually use mailbox.org to host email on my server rather than doing it myself, which avoid the second problem
and you're right about the first one, but i just really like privacy and self hosting
I am using the software from mailinabox.email to do it myself - if you're not already familiar, it's about the closest I think I've found for "easy do-it-yourself email hosting"... but it's still really far from easy. 😞
@lynnesbian true. I have both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Nothing can stop me now.
@lynnesbian I know someone who configured a mail server so that any mail received with an unknown local part would end up in the same inbox, so he could just make up an email address @firstnamelastna.me at any time and it'd work, and he could use this to block addresses which had ended up as targets for spam
I’m email@example.com so I’m only 70-80% as powerful.
@lynnesbian yes there is: firstname@lastname@yourcountry
Btw email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
And bow :P
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